Ducati owners may offer stock

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Hopefully, Ducati can avoid a slide if they hit the stock market again.
Hopefully, Ducati can avoid a slide if they hit the stock market again.

Soon, Ducati fans may be able to make a little money off their favourite motorcycle company, instead of the other way around.

According to Visordown, Investindustrial, the private equity firms that owns the exotic Italian motorcycle maker, may be considering a public share offering on the market in Hong Kong.

This wouldn’t be the first time Ducati stock was available; they originally went public in 1999, but the company has been de-listed since Investindustrial bought out previous owners The Pacific Group in 2006. They followed that move up with some cost-cutting at head office, and brought the company to profitability in 2008.

With today’s volatile marketplace, it’s hard to say whether this stock would be as steady as other manufacturers, like Harley-Davidson, if the public offering ever comes about. But wouldn’t it be nice to be Valentino Rossi’s boss, sort of?

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